Eligibility

Who is Eligible for Head Start?

You are eligible to apply for Head Start services if:

  • Your child is 3 years old, 4 years old, or 5 years old after September 15th of the school year
  • Your family meets Head Start income guidelines

You are eligible to apply for Early Head Start services if:

  • Your child is under 3 years of age
  • Your family meets Head Start income guidelines
  • Pregnant women who would like their child to attend after birth are also eligible

How Do I Apply?

You can apply online, or contact any of our Branch Offices.

Bring the following when you apply:

  • Proof of Child’s Birth Date
  • Income Verification
    • FIP
    • SSI Printout
    • Most recent tax return
    • W2s
    • Pay stubs for previous 12 months
    • Documentation of any college grants or scholarships
    • Statement from employer showing gross wages for the last 12 months